The holidays are right around the corner along with party planning and holiday vacations! Having friends and family home for the season can be such a fun time with warm food and delicious beverages. If you will be the host of the gathering, preparing a fun cocktail menu can be a fun way to spice up the evening. Gather the ingredients for a few alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages so everyone can enjoy the holiday spirit!
Thanksgiving with the family is a special time to catch up and re-connect with those you don’t see often. Whether you get to spend a whole week together or just a special day or two, making memories and being together is what counts! Hanging out by the fire or - our favorite - enjoying the outdoors with an adventurous hike or a kayaking day down the local river are perfect options! Not everything you're used to will suit younger ages though. If you're looking for something to entertain your visiting little nephews and nieces, try some of these fun ideas to get the party going!!
Whether you are a home owner or looking to own a home in the future, preparing your home in between seasons is an important step to take. Now that fall is officially here, it's time to make sure you stay warm and cozy during those dark nights. The steps listed below will help your home stay energy efficient throughout the season and protect your beloved investment for years to come. From DIY projects to calling your local repair man these are a few of our energy effient ways to get ready for winter!
Winter travel destinations are a little bit different. You have to factor in cold weather of course, and from there decide on what exactly you’re looking for. Are you seeking a refuge from the cold season, or a place to spend time outside? Or are you looking for a charming winter town where you can simply embrace the season? Your answers to these questions will point toward wildly different destinations. But to provide a little something for everyone, we've put together a range of different kinds of places in the list below:
After a long day hike, an afternoon climb or a 5 to 6-hour bike ride getting back into the car and traveling back home (usually in traffic) can be a huge downer. You might be hungry for some hot food, or maybe wearing moist clothes from sweating or being caught in a storm - either way - the drive can be quite unpleasant. When planning your adventurous day, the drive home can be the last thing on your mind - but fear not! We have all you need to make that journey back just a little bit more bearable!
National North Carolina Day is this weekend (September 28th ) and recognizes the 12th state joining the Union. Blue Ridge Chair Works is based in Western North Carolina with many of the chairs and tables inspired by North Carolina surroundings, from the Outer Banks Chair to the Pisgah Forest Folding Table. North Carolina is filled with beauty from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the beach town of Kitty Hawk - celebrate our state this weekend with some of these fun ideas to learn more and explore the lands around us.
Fall is the perfect season to try and explore some local activities in your area. Once the heat wave dies down and the need to sit inside a cool room fades away, you can spend the weekend enjoying the outdoors! Fall can be a busy time with fall festivals, football games or camping reservations every weekend, so we put together some options for your next outing.
Just because Labor Day weekend is over, it doesn’t mean summer has to stop! In the Southeast the higher temperatures continue. While it may not be in the 90’s anymore, the upper 80’s is still a great reason to get out and enjoy your local swimming holes before the season is completely over. Whether you enjoy some time by a stream or river or jump in the frigid waters for a refreshing dip, we've compiled a couple of options for your next adventure. Pack along your car camping gear or load the van for a day trip not to be forgotten!
With a slight chill in the air, Fall is nearing and some would say the best hiking of the year is about to unfold. In the Southeast United States, the tree tops turn a magnificent red, orange and yellow hues to welcome the cooler weather. Some years the glory may only last a few weeks, and some years the fall colors stick around for 2 to 3 months depending on your elevation. With so many amazing places to visit we want you to have plenty of time to plan your fall trips. Check out some of our tips and destinations to visit for some beautiful fall foliage near you.
Don’t worry you still have plenty of time to check off those items on your summer bucket list. For most of us that may include hiking up a high mountain, ditching the car, and exploring the wonders of backpacking. With plenty of time ahead, don’t forget about the natural wonders of your local national parks. Whether you have a week to explore or only a weekend, our national parks are a wonderous place to do what you love!